Our travel start when Air Asia started it’s inaugural flight from Langkawi to Guangzhou since January 2016. I feel very lucky as an island girl and seeing this island is becoming more convenient than before. Thanks for all this Allah, may this island becoming a better tourist destination and bring more benefit to the local. Anyway, I do hope the greenery of this Island will be preserved. I don’t want Langkawi to be the second Penang 😥
Back to the real story, we departed from Langkawi late mid-night around 12am or even later. I can’t really remember LOL
I remember it was about 1 or 2 weeks before Chinese New Year and it’s freezing in Guangzhou at that time. We were so excited since this is our first family gathering to China. We also decided to travel to Hong Kong by train once we touched down Guangzhou. So as a Malaysian, we need a visa of course! we did our visa through a travel agent in Kuala Lumpur about 3 weeks before departure and we request double-entry since we are coming for the second time from Hong Kong as well.
So once we arrive Guangzhou, the first thing we did is to buy a train ticket at the convenient shop which is one floor down after you got your immigration stamp. Then we took a train to East Railway Station to depart to Hong Kong. It’s quite tricky here as the local cannot really speak English. However, my sister managed to ask one Western lady and she guide us where to buy the train ticket to Hong Kong. It was actually on the upper floor. As you can see, the railway station in Guangzhou is quite empty since it is very late at night.
So after we get our train ticket which cost us about 175 Chinese Renminbi/person we need to go through a security check look for coach number 2. It is a very convenient ride, to be honest. I am referring to the sq ft of space at the seat, toilet and you can order hot tea or coffee too.
Finally, we arrive Hong Kong! yeay
After the immigration stamp, we go to the nearby metro station to go to Tsim Sha Tsui station or local call it TST. We stay at Citadines Ashley aparthotel. It’s conveniently located at TST and nearby to go to tourists attractions. Talking about Hong Kong, the sq ft is really small as compared to what we used to get in Malaysia. Unless you have the fortune to spend then you may choose the 4 or 5-star hotels here.
The good thing about Citadines Ashley Hong Kong is that it equips with stove and cooking pot which we can prepare our instant noodle hahaha. But anyway, there are many halal restaurants located nearby this hotel one is only next door small halal cafe and in front of the hotel as well. The halal sign is also from a certified body! Great isn’t it? Alhamdullilah
So after check in, it’s time to eat!
This is the waterfront nearby to Citadines Ashley, it is winter here at that time. Thus the sky is always grey which I Love!
Continue with the next post in the upcoming blog!